Mallery & Zimmerman Ranked in “Best Law Firms” for 2021

Mallery & Zimmerman is pleased to announce that the firm is once again included in the “Best Law Firms” rankings (2021 Edition) announced by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.  M&Z is ranked Metropolitan-Milwaukee Tier 1 in Real Estate Law, Tier 2 in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Real Estate, and Litigation-Securities, and Tier 3 in Litigation-Antitrust.   M&Z has been recognized as a Best Law Firm every year for the 11 years that the rankings have existed.  You can read the U.S. News & World Report official press release here.

M&Z Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for 2021

We are pleased to announce that Doug French, Jon Herreman, Scott Wagner and John Wirth were all selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® list, 2021.  Shauna Manion was recognized in the new “Ones to Watch” list for Commercial Litigation.  Please join us in congratulating them for this accomplishment.
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Mallery & Zimmerman Ranked In “Best Law Firms”

Mallery & Zimmerman is pleased to announce that the firm is included in the “Best Law Firms” rankings (10th Edition) announced by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.  M&Z is ranked Metropolitan-Milwaukee Tier 1 in Real Estate Law, Tier 2 in Commercial Litigation and Litigation-Securities, and Tier 3 in Litigation-Antitrust and Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law.   M&Z has been recognized as a Best Law Firm every year the rankings have existed.  You can read the U.S. News & World Report official press release here.

Maggie Seifert Joins Mallery & Zimmerman

Maggie Seifert has joined Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C. as an attorney on the firm’s Real Estate team.  Maggie represents clients in a wide variety of areas including the purchase, sale, leasing, development and financing of commercial real estate.  Prior to joining the firm, Maggie worked for a local title insurance company assisting commercial clients on title and closing issues.  She also previously worked as claims counsel for a national title insurance company managing title and escrow litigation.

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Shauna Manion Joins Mallery & Zimmerman

Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C. is pleased to announce that Shauna Manion has joined the firm as an associate in the Milwaukee office.   Shauna has represented clients in a wide variety of civil matters, including matters of corporate control, covenants not to compete, corporate governance, statutory and contractual disputes, and breach of fiduciary duties.  She also has trial experience representing clients in the defense of shareholder claims, contract disputes and felony charges.  Shauna was named a Rising Star in 2018 by Wisconsin Super Lawyers and an Up and Coming Lawyer in 2018 by the Wisconsin Law Journal.

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Another Award for Sherman Phoenix

The Milwaukee Business Journal recently named the Sherman Phoenix project “Best Neighborhood Impact” as part of its annual Real Estate Awards.  The project was developed by Sherman Park LLC, which is a collaboration between developer Juli Kaufmann and business owner Joanne Johnson-Sabir.  Sherman Park redeveloped a former bank branch in the Sherman Park Neighborhood of Milwaukee into a commercial and neighborhood center offering high-quality space for small businesses-of-color offering diverse foods, wellness services and cultural activities.  The project includes community space to curate art exhibits, film showings and cultural events.  Mallery & Zimmerman is proud to have acted as lead counsel for this truly transformative project.

You can find additional information regarding the Sherman Phoenix project here.

Scott Wagner Joins Mallery & Zimmerman

Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C. is pleased to announce that K. Scott Wagner has joined the firm as a shareholder in the Milwaukee office.  Scott has over 29 years of experience successfully representing clients in highly complex commercial litigation, including shareholder disputes and derivative actions, contract disputes, and class actions involving anti-trust, securities fraud and breaches of fiduciary duties by majority shareholders.  Scott is annually listed in The Best Lawyers in America and SuperLawyers.  Scott’s significant litigation experience is a welcome addition to the firm’s established litigation and business/corporate practices, enhancing the firm’s ability to provide clients with superior legal services.  Please join M&Z in welcoming Scott.

An attorney page and formal biography for Scott will follow shortly.  You may contact Scott at 414-727-6270 or swagner@mzmilw.com.

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Jon Herreman Presents at Smart Growth Madison

Jon Herreman was a guest speaker on hotel development at a recent luncheon sponsored by Smart Growth Greater Madison Inc.  Smart Growth Madison represents the interests of the development community in Madison and greater Dane County.  Jon represents owners, developers, lenders and contractors in connection with the development, construction, purchase, sale and financing of hotel projects.

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M&Z Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Mallery & Zimmerman is pleased to announce that John Wirth has been named to the 2017 Wisconsin Super Lawyer list, and Aaron Graf and Andrew Robinson have been named to the 2017 Wisconsin Rising Star list. Only 5%, or fewer, of the private practice lawyers in Wisconsin were named to the Super Lawyer list.  Only 2.5%, or fewer, of the private practice lawyers under 40 were named to the Rising Star list. The annual selections are made using a multi-phase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent evaluation of candidates and a peer review process. Please join us in congratulating them for this accomplishment.

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Construction on Downtown Westin Milwaukee Hotel Commences

M&Z client, JSWD Wisconsin Venture I LLC, recently commenced construction of a 220-room full service Westin hotel located at 550 North Van Buren Street in downtown Milwaukee.  The Westin Milwaukee will include a fine dining restaurant, lounge, fitness center, 9,000 square feet of meeting facilities and a 5,000 square foot ballroom.  The hotel will be connected to the U.S. Bank Center via skywalk, which will also provide access to the new 833 East Office Building.  The Westin Milwaukee is expected to open in 2017.

Jon Herreman and Michael Marx represent JSWD in connection with all aspects of the organization of JSWD and development of the hotel, including land acquisition, entitlement, franchising, financing, capitalization and construction.  M&Z also represents an affiliate of JSWD, JSWD Commerce LLC, in connection with its organization and development of a SpringHill Suites Marriott hotel in downtown Milwaukee.  The SpringHill Suites Downtown Milwaukee is scheduled to open in 2016.

M&Z continues to be actively involved in the representation of clients locally and nationally in the hospitality industry, including the development and operation of the Milwaukee Marriott Downtown and the Aloft Milwaukee Downtown.

John Wirth Publishes Article on the Benefits of Using a Turnaround Consultant

John Wirth authored an article entitled “Turnaround Consultants: Helping Businesses Succeed Again” for the Fall 2015 edition of the Ozaukee County Business Connect.  The article examines the benefits of turnaround consultants, what makes such a consultant, and ultimately the business, successful and provides tips on selecting a good turnaround consultant.  A copy of John’s article can be found here.

Jacqueline Hrovat to Present at NBI Real Estate Financing Seminar

Jacqueline Hrovat will present at the National Business Institute seminar entitled “Commercial Real Estate Financing” on Friday, December 11, 2015 at the Radisson Milwaukee North Shore, 7065 North Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53217.  To register or for more information regarding the seminar, please visit the website for the National Business Institute at www.nbi-sems.com.

Andrew P. Smith joins Mallery & Zimmerman; Firm Opens Rhinelander Office

Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C. is pleased to announce that Andrew P. Smith has joined the firm as a shareholder. Andy’s practice primarily focuses on municipal defense litigation in all state, federal and administrative courts in Wisconsin.  He also represents school districts, counties, cities and towns, and provides estate planning services to individuals and families.  In connection with the addition of Andy, Mallery & Zimmerman has opened an office in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.  Below is the contact information for Andy and the new office:

8-A West Davenport Street
Suite 200
P.O. Box 841
Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501
Phone: 715-420-0717
Fax: 715-420-0718
asmith@mzmilw.com